The trailer for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency season two has arrived, revealing the premiere date. The series is written by Max Landis, best known for Chronicle , and is based on the novels by Douglas Adams ( Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ). The first season was met with critical acclaim, as it embraced the weirdness of Adams’ writing. It stars Samuel Barnett as Dirk Gently and Elijah Wood as his reluctant assistant, Todd. The second season will be bringing back the majority of the characters from the first season, whilst adding some new blood to expand the universe.
Alan Tudyk ( Rogue One , Firefly ), John Hannah ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ) and Aleks Paunovic ( War for the Planet of the Apes ) will be joining the cast in villainous roles in season two, opposite Dirk and Todd. Based on those character descriptions and the footage seen in the trailer, Dirk Gently season two is going to bring the Holistic Detective Agency to brand new realms of existence.
Since the first season introduced time-travel and soul swapping, we have to wonder what season two will begin to introduce. We know that ‘The Rowdy Three’ will return, as will Todd’s sister. We don’t know how the ‘fantasy realm’ will play into the plot of the season. However, if the ‘fantasy realm’ is a physical place that the characters can visit, are there other realms that could be potential threats? There could also be realms where our heroes find allies with. Either way, this all sounds very close to alternate realities and parallel universes.